Eight Sleep Unveils New Cooling Smart Mattress, The Pod

Sleep fitness and mattress company Eight Sleep recently unveiled its new smart bed, the Pod. The high-tech mattress includes temperature regulating technology, biometric tracking, and even an AI sleep coach. According to the company, the Pod is designed to help you get the healthiest sleep possible. We spoke with Jeff Hornstein, marketing manager at Eight …

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Buffy Comforter Review – Warm And Eco-Friendly?

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The Buffy is a down alternative comforter that just recently hit the market. In a short amount of time, this comforter has become very popular, and I was very excited to try it out. Personally, I was interested in its eco-friendly components and temperature-regulating properties. Is the Buffy a green option that will keep your body …

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Parachute Releases New Eco-Friendly Mattress

Luxury bedding and lifestyle brand Parachute recently revealed its addition to the bed-in-box market. The company says the Parachute Mattress is an eco-friendly innerspring mattress made with the same quality craftsmanship customers have come to expect from the brand. We spoke with a Parachute representative who told us, “It has always been our mission to …

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SIESTA Program Finds Possible Avenues To Improving Sleep For Hospital Patients

A patients can't sleep.

For many, being in the hospital is rarely an enjoyable experience. And pain from illness or injury can be even more uncomfortable when coupled with a lack of sleep. Now, a new study may have found a way to cut down on one of the main causes of patient sleep disturbances: late-night interruptions by nurses …

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Weighted Blankets – What Do You Need To Know Before Buying?

A weighted blanket lies on a bed.

Weighted blankets have become more and more popular in recent years. The heavy bedding is similar to a comforter, but instead of containing fluffy down or synthetic fibers, it is filled with glass beads, poly pellets, or another weighted material. Most companies advertise that this added weight can help you relax, improve your sleep, and even …

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Can Delaying School Start Times Improve High School Students’ Performance?

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It’s difficult to learn when you’re falling asleep at your desk. But one Washington school district might have found a way to keep students’ eyes open and improve their grades. The Seattle Public School District pushed back school start times at all 18 high schools by almost an hour. Researchers at the University of Washington …

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Researchers Find New Connections Between Sleep Apnea And Hypertension In African-Americans

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A new study may have found more evidence of a connection between sleep apnea and cases of hypertension in African-Americans. The study was funded by the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute. Researchers found that, out of a cohort of African-Americans diagnosed with hypertension, about one-fourth suffered from sleep apnea. This is a sleep disorder …

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Study Finds Possible Link Between Crib Sleeping And Better Sleep In Toddlers

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A new study found that children under the age of three may sleep better in a crib rather than in a bed. Out of a large cohort of toddlers, those who slept in a crib exhibited better sleep hygiene than those who slept in a bed. In addition, between 18 and 36 months, there was …

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